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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:19 PM
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20. Considering the fact that Obama's people are planning on *dancing with elites* for this next round
Do you really think they GIVE A SHIT about their *base*? We're obsolete - the coin jar is empty - they are moving on to greener (literally) pastures.

Locally we might still be able to get some attention. But the Goldman Sachs Boys Club has deleted our phone number from their iphones.... :sarcasm:
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  -Democratic politicians have a stark choice -- raise taxes on the rich, or destroy their own base. highplainsdem  Apr-05-11 03:41 PM   #0 
  - Agreed. But don't expect our party to see that until its too late  Taverner   Apr-05-11 03:42 PM   #1 
  - IMO it is already too late..  Bandit   Apr-05-11 04:25 PM   #15 
  - The Democrats have HAD that choice since 2006.  bvar22   Apr-06-11 10:21 AM   #32 
  - Often we only see what we want to see.  Enthusiast   Apr-06-11 02:42 PM   #40 
  - San Fran has no balls  bluebuzzard   Apr-06-11 07:13 PM   #49 
  - interesting -- one of the oligarchy's dutiful friends on this site has already unrecc'd  villager   Apr-05-11 03:43 PM   #2 
  - Or someone who types and clicks too fast  Patiod   Apr-05-11 04:00 PM   #8 
     - I've done that, too.  highplainsdem   Apr-05-11 04:23 PM   #13 
     - It's a point -- and heck, has happened to me...  villager   Apr-05-11 05:01 PM   #19 
  - That's an easy choice, but we made need to elect a new breed  Blue Meany   Apr-05-11 03:44 PM   #3 
  - I know which one they'll pick, too.  FiveGoodMen   Apr-05-11 03:45 PM   #4 
  - Maybe so - what we need is to take back the party from the ground up.  MedicalAdmin   Apr-06-11 02:13 PM   #34 
  - Interestingly it would not even effect our base.  Skink   Apr-05-11 03:50 PM   #5 
  - We are not putting a tax burden on the rich  randr   Apr-05-11 04:00 PM   #6 
  - We need to keep repeating: "lowest tax rates since WWII"  Patiod   Apr-05-11 04:05 PM   #9 
  - Yes!  livingonearth   Apr-06-11 04:31 PM   #46 
  - +1  highplainsdem   Apr-05-11 05:55 PM   #21 
  - Yes, and They Voted For It Last Year, The Repigs Filibustered  AndyTiedye   Apr-05-11 04:00 PM   #7 
  - There'd be a lot fewer Republicans in office if Democrats framed the debate properly.  highplainsdem   Apr-05-11 04:10 PM   #12 
     - We Don't Get to Frame the Debate as Long as the Repubs Control the Tee Vee  AndyTiedye   Apr-05-11 04:57 PM   #18 
        - But the media does listen to Obama when he chooses to speak. nt  Lorien   Apr-05-11 06:46 PM   #23 
        - I would never suggest something like this...  MedicalAdmin   Apr-06-11 02:19 PM   #38 
           - Cable is Also How Most of Us Get Our Internet Connectivity  AndyTiedye   Apr-06-11 02:29 PM   #39 
              - Well if I were to make a suggestion from someone in Bizarro world...  MedicalAdmin   Apr-06-11 05:46 PM   #47 
              - And of course there is also this...  MedicalAdmin   Apr-06-11 06:32 PM   #48 
  - I don't think they want to hold on to what has been the American Way  HereSince1628   Apr-05-11 04:08 PM   #10 
  - There's just one problem. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR "BASE." n/t  in_cog_ni_to   Apr-05-11 04:09 PM   #11 
  - Or rather, we're no longer their base. nt  Lorien   Apr-05-11 06:45 PM   #22 
  - one problem is, they are looking for a new base  fascisthunter   Apr-05-11 04:24 PM   #14 
  - It's not a stark choice, it's an obvious choice.  reformist2   Apr-05-11 04:37 PM   #16 
  - the rich *are* their base.  Hannah Bell   Apr-05-11 04:39 PM   #17 
  - Bingo. n/t  truedelphi   Apr-05-11 09:00 PM   #25 
  - Yes. Very true.  ThomCat   Apr-05-11 10:38 PM   #28 
  - And it's really only the votes that matter any more,  Raksha   Apr-06-11 02:44 PM   #41 
  - +1, and in the case of the Senate, the rich are them.  harun   Apr-06-11 03:08 PM   #42 
  - Considering the fact that Obama's people are planning on *dancing with elites* for this next round  Donnachaidh   Apr-05-11 05:19 PM   #20 
  - kick  highplainsdem   Apr-05-11 07:39 PM   #24 
  - Democrats would, Republicans in the Democratic Party wont. n/t  upi402   Apr-05-11 09:45 PM   #26 
  - I'm afraid the rich now ARE their base  slay   Apr-05-11 10:31 PM   #27 
  - The solution:  AmBlue   Apr-06-11 12:39 AM   #29 
  - It's both a right/left thingh asnd a right/wrong thing...and the right is wrong  Armstead   Apr-06-11 12:42 AM   #30 
  - This line sums my concerns up nicely:  Search4Justice   Apr-06-11 05:16 AM   #31 
  - So I guess that means were fucked then.  progressoid   Apr-06-11 10:44 AM   #33 
  - You are correct - No bullshit in a nutshell!  GreenTea   Apr-06-11 02:13 PM   #35 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-06-11 02:15 PM   #36 
  - Reich is one of the smartest and most perceptive  hifiguy   Apr-06-11 02:17 PM   #37 
  - Agree 1000%  colsohlibgal   Apr-06-11 03:28 PM   #43 
  - That would take organization and balls. Neither of which  russspeakeasy   Apr-06-11 03:29 PM   #44 
  - Taking money from people who'll still have tons of it is not a "stark choice".  valerief   Apr-06-11 03:48 PM   #45 
  - Actually, it IS a "stark choice" because....  Amonester   Apr-06-11 07:23 PM   #51 
  - #50 means flames! I'm tired of all these alternative fees that cost the middle class even more.  Snoutport   Apr-06-11 07:14 PM   #50 

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